70.30.015  <<  70.30.045 >>   70.30.055

Expenditures for tuberculosis control directedStandardsPayment for treatment.

Tuberculosis is a communicable disease and tuberculosis prevention, treatment, control, and follow up of known cases of tuberculosis are the basic steps in the control of this major health problem. In order to carry on such work effectively in accordance with the standards set by the secretary under RCW 70.28.025, the legislative authority of each county shall budget a sum to be used for the control of tuberculosis, including case finding, prevention, treatment, and follow up of known cases of tuberculosis. Under no circumstances should this section be construed to mean that the legislative authority of each county shall budget sums to provide tuberculosis treatment when the patient has the ability to pay for the treatment. Each patient's ability to pay for the treatment shall be assessed by the local health department.

NOTES:

FindingSeverability1999 c 172: See notes following RCW 70.28.010.
Effective datesSeverability1975 1st ex.s. c 291: See notes following RCW 82.04.050.
SeverabilityEffective dates and termination datesConstruction1973 1st ex.s. c 195: See notes following RCW 84.52.043.
County budget for tuberculosis facilities: RCW 70.30.055.
County treasurer: Chapter 36.29 RCW.
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